пятница, 27 января 2017 г.

Kitchen Hacks to Organize and Make Your Kitchen Flow Better

Kitchen Hacks to Organize and Make Your Kitchen Flow Better
Kitchen Hacks to Organize and Make Your Kitchen Flow Better
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These Kitchen Hacks to Organize and Make Your Kitchen Flow Better are Amazing!

We’ve all been there, frustrated by a kitchen that just doesn’t flow properly.


When I was designing my kitchen, there were several issues for organization that I wanted to address to make sure everything had a place.


Our island also doubles as a breakfast bar for our 4 kids. But behind those four yellow stools hides some secret storage!


Secret Cabinet Storage under island for extra kitchen items you don't use daily!

So why is it so secret? Well, when we refinished the original island we changed out the door fronts and left off the cabinet door pull hardware. This gave it a more finished and furniture look. I just love the clean lines!


Secret Cabinet Storage under island for extra kitchen items you don't use daily!

Now I can stash all the random kitchen items that I don’t use on a daily basis, like platters,


Secret Cabinet Storage under island for extra kitchen items you don't use daily!

These were a fun addition! Another opportunity to maximize the space we have for additional storage!


Toe Kick Drawers for additional storage below cabinets!

Now I have the perfect spot for things like my muffin tins, linens, and more serving platters!


Toe Kick Drawers for additional storage below cabinets!

We used a very thin handle screwed to the top of the drawers, so when they are closed you can hardly see them hiding underneath our pantry!


Due to the way we designed our kitchen, the pantry shelves were extra deep (counter depth at 24 inches), so the whole wall was one even depth. This would make getting into our pantry sort of annoying, and almost guarantee something getting lost way back there.


We decided to install these super convenient roll out pantry shelves, which makes my pantry a breeze to get into!


Roll Out Pantry Shelves for extra deep pantry!

The guides that roll the shelves in and out are extra sturdy and can hold well over 100 pounds, which means… load up those cans!


Roll Out Pantry Shelves for extra deep pantry!

I’ve organized each shelf to hold specific items, so everything stays organized and right where I need it. You should definitely invest in something like this!


We have two pantry cabinets next to each other, and I didn’t put the roll out drawers in both, so to keep this one organized and make sure I can reach everything in the back I’ve used baskets!


Baskets with chalkboard tape for easy pantry organization

I didn’t want to spend a fortune on baskets, but I still wanted to be able to write on them, so my kids wouldn’t mess up my pantry!


I found , which lets me write on each basket, but also able to change it when I need to.


And yes, I have a whole basket for Salad Toppings… I like salads…


Also –

This was one of those things that was a MUST for me. In my previous house I used one of those metal file organizers to keep my boards organized and it was heavenly. I used the cabinet above my oven to strategically store everything in a vertical manner with these

There was just enough room under the double wall ovens to sneak a little drawer in, which is perfect for those roasting pans and extra baking pans!


Since we moved our stove top to the island, I wanted my spices to be as close to me as possible. I was able to squeeze in a small spice drawer pull out between my oven and a lower cabinet. It’s directly behind the stove top, and perfect for when I need to grab my spices!


Pull Out Spice Drawer!

Surprisingly, this little drawer holds A LOT of spices! I was shocked when I was actually able to fit all of my spices in there, and still have room for more!


Pull Out Spice Drawer!

I can get to the spices from both sides, which is super handy.


Pull Out Spice Drawer!

I just love how organized they all are too! I can see every single one!


You guys… my stove top is one of my favorite things about my new kitchen. We moved the location of the stove top from a wall to the island, but I didn’t want to have a bulky hood above the island to vent the stove top. So we opted for this sleek Telescoping Downdraft System from GE.


Amazing Telescoping Downdraft Venting system for stove tops!

The stove top is nestled into our island and takes up the upper part of the top two drawers, which means those are not usable.


Except, I needed a place to put the remote to control my vent, so I had my cabinet guy put in a swivel drawer front to hide the control, but make it easy to access.


Amazing Telescoping Downdraft Venting system for stove tops!

With just a quick push of a button, my vent effortlessly glides up out of my island and is ready to pump all the air outside!


Amazing Telescoping Downdraft Venting system for stove tops!

I love the sleek design, and I truly love how it slides right back down when I’m done using it. Clean lines!


Yes, I’m talking about trash on my blog… Ok, I have seriously hated having a bulky trashcan sitting around in my kitchen, since, well, FOREVER!


This is a super simple hack –

I no longer have to look at a trash can, and can keep my kitchen clean!


We decided it was best to put the microwave at our kid’s level. This way I don’t have to worry about my kids trying to climb counters, or them pulling hot food out and on top of them.


Under counter microwave, perfect for kid's use, with a drawer stashed full of snacks for the kids!

I thought it would be easy for the kids to have all their favorite microwave snacks right in their reach too. Things like Easy Mac, popcorn, cup of noodles and oatmeal are right there for them to help themselves.


Under counter microwave, perfect for kid's use, with a drawer stashed full of snacks for the kids!

I used

I used the large pull out drawers to organize my kid’s plates, cups, bowls, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc.


Now they can easily help set the table, get a drink of water, or pour themselves a bowl of cereal. No more climbing countertops!


Let’s face it… I have a lot of small appliances that used to swarm my kitchen countertops, leaving them feeling cluttered and cramped. Not anymore!


Store your small appliances on your countertop for easy access, but hide them behind cabinets to keep counters clean.

I kept out the ones I use most frequently and hid them in my new small appliance nook.


Store your small appliances on your countertop for easy access, but hide them behind cabinets to keep counters clean.

Now my appliances are easy to access, but kept hidden for a clean and clutter-free kitchen!


UGH! Those pesky pot and pan lids are always a giant mess in my cabinets. But not anymore!


Organize pot and pan lids with a wire rack!

Similar to the idea of organizing the cutting boards and cookie sheets, use a

I used my to organize extracts and other random spices.


There are all my vinegars on the right and oils to the left. Don’t be afraid to throw some small baskets in there for other things like food scales and bagged spices.


I hope you enjoyed some of these kitchen hacks and organization ideas!


For more before and after photos of my kitchen, plus details like products/colors, please check out THIS POST.


If you have any questions about products used in this post, just ask in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer! Thanks!


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